In this life, Cheng Yumo married into Huo family with no foundation, and Cheng Yumo realized for the first time how Huo Xue-shi truly was. The mean woman refused to let Cheng Yumo get close to Huo Changyuan and used the family law to restrict Cheng Yumo’s movement, but put beautiful servant girls by her side to serve Huo Changyuan ‘closely’.
But Huo Changyuan didn’t realize it and never felt anything wrong. Cheng Yumo complained to Huo Changyuan a bit, but the man instead felt that she was not filial to his mother. To make it worse, Huo Xue-shi knew about her complaint the next day and retaliated by making Cheng Yumo’s life even harder.
Cheng Yumo was tortured beyond words. She was married in the sixth month last year, but the number of times she could be alone with Huo Changyuan without being disturbed could be counted with one hand. She has been married for more than a year. At first, only Ruan-shi urged secretly. Now even Old Madam Cheng kept asking, urging her to have a child.
Cheng Yumo really wanted to! But Huo Xue-shi deliberately prevented her from getting close to Huo Changyuan; what could she do? Now Huo Xue-shi also used her childlessness as an excuse and began clamoring her to give Huo Changyuan a concubine.
Cheng Yumo was exhausted. In the end, she was forced to personally stab a knife in her heart and moved out Cheng Yujin’s name to threaten Huo Xue-shi in secret. Fortunately, Huo Changyuan understood the propriety and took the initiative to refuse to take a concubine, so Cheng Yumo could finally sigh in relief.
Heaven knew how painful she was when she had to use her sister’s name to make Huo Xue-shi back down.
Cheng Yumo had been living in Cheng Yujin’s shadow ever since she was a child. Everyone who knew her would always say: “Look how good your eldest sister is.” Cheng Yumo’s existence was like the shadow of Cheng Yujin’s life. In her previous life, even after the perfect wife Cheng Yujin died, her shadow remained in every aspect. The rules and regulations of distributing money in Jingyong Marquis Manor were set by Cheng Yujin. The rules of deciding the menu for large banquets were also set by Cheng Yujin. Even the pattern of the tablecloths in Cheng Yumo’s room was all set by Cheng Yujin.
She had endured enough. She thought that she had sacrificed everything in this life and finally changed her destiny. When everyone talked to her, they finally stopped mentioning her sister. She was finally able to completely get rid of Cheng Yujin’s shadow and be remembered by everyone as herself.
Cheng Yumo both hated and were pleased by this. They were two sisters. Why was only her elder sister who became the center of everyone’s attention? Why should Cheng Yujin step on her head all the time? Cheng Yumo wanted everyone to know that as long as she had the same opportunity, she would never be inferior to Cheng Yujin.
All of this continued until Cheng Yujin’s engagement was broken, and Cheng Yumo became engaged herself and married. Cheng Yumo became the youngest Marchioness in the capital and her husband had a promising future, while Cheng Yujin was just a former star who was abandoned and dethroned from her altar. Being excellent at a young age didn’t guarantee someone’s future — this adage seemed to be confirmed by the two sisters.
Cheng Yumo was pleased beyond measure. As for the people who had ignored her in favor of Cheng Yujin, Cheng Yumo must let them know how blind they were. Cheng Yumo basked in the belated prosperity. Although her life in Huo family was difficult, she was still the Marchioness Jingyong in the eyes of outsiders. Huo Changyuan would be far more powerful than others in the future. Compared to Cheng Yujin’s bleak future, she was the true winner in life.
Didn’t they see that Cheng Min had also become extremely enthusiastic towards her?
But such comfortable days didn’t last long before everything came to an abrupt end.
Cheng Yujin was appointed the crown princess. All of a sudden, Cheng Yumo was knocked back into the gutter from the sky, and the glamorous image she tried to show to outsiders suddenly fell apart.
She was still that pitiful person who was not as good as her elder sister in everything and lived under her sister’s reputation forever. People kept asking Cheng Yumo about the crown princess in the past six months, but she just answered that she didn’t know. Gritting her teeth, Cheng Yumo refused to take advantage of Cheng Yujin’s limelight. It was as if doing this would prove that she still didn’t lose.
But when Cheng Yumo mentioned Cheng Yujin in front of the Huo Xue-shi to make her dismiss the idea of taking a concubine for Huo Changyuan, all of Cheng Yumo’s confidence collapsed.
During this period, she was already on the verge of a mental breakdown. She thought that after taking advantage of Cheng Yujin’s power, the crisis of taking concubines had been resolved. But today, Cheng Yumo saw that Huo Xue-shi had taken the cousin surnamed Su into the manor. It was the same woman who, in her previous life, almost replaced Cheng Yumo as the Marchioness and still caused her a lot of troubles after marriage.
She had sacrificed so much. Why did Huo Xue-shi still do this! Cheng Yumo’s mentality collapsed, and she started arguing with Huo Xue-shi, regardless that the latter was already upset with her daughter-in-law using the crown princess’ name to suppress her. Now, seeing Cheng Yumo dared to confront her, she suddenly became so angry and immediately pointed at Cheng Yumo and scolded her for being unfilial.
It was at this moment Huo Changyuan walked into the room. As soon as he entered the door, he saw Huo Xue-shi scolded Cheng Yumo for being unfilial. Cheng Yumo herself was full of tears as she glared at Huo Xue-shi with desperation. Her eyes were full of hatred, as if she couldn’t wait to swallow Huo Xue-shi alive.
Seeing this, Huo Changyuan was shocked, and he immediately stepped forward and grabbed Cheng Yumo’s hand before pulling her back fiercely: “What are you doing?!”
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